Bulgaria's Chess Grandmaster Slumps to 16th Place in World Ranking

Sports | April 1, 2016, Friday // 12:39| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Chess Grandmaster Slumps to 16th Place in World Ranking Anish Giri of the Netherlands (R), Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria (L) and President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (C) attend the Official Closing Ceremony of the FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament in Moscow, Russia, March 29, 20

Veselin Topalov, the Bulgarian chess grandmaster, has moved eight spots down in the standard international ranking, showing his worst results since 2000.

As of April 2016, he is No 16 in the World Chess Federation (FIDE)'s Standard ratings.

Topalov was No 4 in the beginning of 2015, having been fifth at the same time of the previous year. In June of last year he won the championship title at the Norway Chess Supertournament in Stavanger, moving to No 3 in the ratings. For several tournaments in a row, however, he has not managed to win a single game.

The previous time he was out of Top 10 was in the autumn of 2012, when he was 13th. Over the past 15 years, has not been among the first ten chess players in the world for an overall period of seven months.

Topalov topped the FIDE ratings for the first time in July 2006. Since then, he has ranked No 1 for a total of 27 months – a result lower only than those of Gary Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Magnus Carlsen (the reigning champion as of April 2016), and Bobby Fischer.

 

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